Reflections on the University of California: From the Free Speech Movement to the Global University / Edition 1

Reflections on the University of California: From the Free Speech Movement to the Global University / Edition 1

by Neil J. Smelser
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520260961

ISBN-13: 9780520260962

Pub. Date: 03/04/2010

Publisher: University of California Press


These invaluable essays offer an insider’s perspective on three decades at a major American university during a time of political turmoil. Neil J. Smelser, who spent thirty-six years as a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, sheds new light on a full range of the issues that dominated virtually all institutions of higher learning

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These invaluable essays offer an insider’s perspective on three decades at a major American university during a time of political turmoil. Neil J. Smelser, who spent thirty-six years as a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, sheds new light on a full range of the issues that dominated virtually all institutions of higher learning during the second half of the twentieth century. Smelser considers student activism—in particular the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley—political surprises, affirmative action, multiculturalism and the culture wars, and much more. As one of the leading sociologists of his generation, Smelser is uniquely qualified to convey and analyze the complexities of administrating a first-rate and very large university as it encounters a highly politicized environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520260962
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/04/2010
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction, 1,
PART ONE CONFLICT AND ADAPTATION,
1 / Spring 1965: An Analytic and Autobiographical Account (2008), 9,
2 / Berkeley in Crisis and Change (1973), 56,
3 / Surprises at Berkeley: Anticipating, Understanding, and Coping with Them (2004), 76,
PART TWO DIVERSITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, AND THE CULTURE WARS,
4 / The Politics of Ambivalence: Diversity in the Research Universities (1994), 107,
5 / Problematics of Affirmative Action: A View from California (1999), 124,
PART THREE GOVERNANCE AND COORDINATION,
6 / California: A Multisegment System (1993), 155,
7 / Governing the University of California (1994), 173,
PART FOUR MARRYING ANALYSIS AND ACTION,
8 / Report of the Commission on Education (1981), 233,
9 / Report of the Task Force on Lower Division Education (1986), 279,
10 / Intercollegiate Athletics at Berkeley: A Report of the Chancellor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics (1991), 330,
11 / Thanksgiving Dinner Report (1977), 360,
INDEX, 369,

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